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Superintendent Search

The Fridley Area School District School Board has contracted with School Exec Connect, a superintendent search firm, to assist with the search for a new superintendent.

View the job posting.

We need your participation in this important process, and want to share information about the steps we will take as we search for a new superintendent. Below you will find the latest updates and a schedule of events related to the search. The school board expects to have a new superintendent selected in May to allow for a smooth transition in leadership for July 1.

Creating a leadership profile

We are asking the community to help us to develop a new superintendent profile -- what students, staff, families and community members believe Fridley should be looking for in our next superintendent. An online survey is available from March 17 – April 6 to gather this input, and various focus groups will be held on March 28.


Superintendent Search Updates

Search Timeline

Date Event
March 14 School board chooses to work with School Exec Connect in superintendent search.
March 17 - April 6 Online survey opens for input from students, families, staff and community members to offer input on new superintendent profile.
March 20 Job description posted.
March 28

Focus groups with staff, students, families and community members on new superintendent profile:

  • 2 p.m. - FHS and ALC students (FHS Room 137)
  • 3:15 p.m. - Secondary staff (FHS Media Center)
  • 4:14 p.m. - Elementary staff (FHS Media Center)
  • 5 p.m. - Multilingual parents/guardians (Spanish/Somali/Oromo/Hmong interpreters available - FHS Room 137)
  • 5:15 p.m. - Parents/guardians (FHS Media Center)
  • 6 p.m. - Fridley community members (FHS Media Center)
  • 6 p.m. - Community Education staff (FHS Room 137)
April 11 Special School Board Meeting (5:30 p.m.) -- New superintendent profile presented to board.
May 2 Special School Board Meeting (5:30 p.m.) -- School Exec Connect presents slate of candidates to board.
May 3 Board interviews with candidates (5 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m.).
May 4 Board interviews with candidates (if needed, 5 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.).
May 8 - 10 All-day interviews with staff, students, families and community (times TBD). Final interviews with board at 7:30 p.m. each evening.
May 11 - 15 Superintendent contract negotiations.
May 16 School Board Meeting (7:30 p.m.) -- Board votes on superintendent contract.
July 1 New superintendent begins.